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Things to do in Uganda

Discover what to do in Uganda and make the most of your holiday with our guide to Uganda's gorilla parks, colossal lake, and exciting cities and towns.

Though a small country, Uganda is making a loud noise within the travel world. Home to half of the world's mountain gorillas and the tallest mountain range in Africa, Uganda offers both extraordinarily stunning views and a wildlife adventure of a lifetime. 

Uganda's national parks are famous for their animal sightings  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can hold claim to the best gorilla trekking in the world, while in Queen Elizabeth National Park there are some very special rarities, including tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks. 

For adventure-seekers, the waterways of Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, and Jinja all offer opportunities for getting the blood pumping, and for those interested in swamp trails, mountain climbing, and chimpanzee tracking, the evergreen forests surrounding Kibale are the place to visit.

To experience a rare opportunity, check out the "Gorilla Habituation Experience", where you can get up close with Uganda's mountain gorillas for up to four hours, or read our specialist Wies' guide to trekking through Bwindi.

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